Your iPad can now control your Xbox 360

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Microsoft's My Xbox Live iOS app has been updated to offer users the ability to control their console with their iDevice.

The app's v1.6 update allows iPad users to take control of a number of features including launching games, watching Xbox Live videos, in-video controls and browsing of the general UI.

The app already allows users to alter their avatars, track achievements and track recent activity.

The move can be seen as a natural precursor to the official release of Microsoft's SmartGlass functionality for Xbox 360 that will look to further integrate second screen” functionality into a host of console software.